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isirv Singapore 2018

  2nd IMRP Conference                                               7 - 9 March 2018 
The Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore
This is the 2nd in a planned series of International Meetings on Respiratory Pathogens which aim to be the premier global forum on respiratory viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. The focus will be on recent advances in epidemiology, immunology, diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics, plus clinical management. It will bring together clinicians, public health professionals, scientists and policy makers to learn about respiratory pathogens and discuss the next steps in reducing the burden of these diseases through research and policy initiatives. A full day of parallel sessions will be devoted to providing updates for policy makers to increase their understanding on respiratory diseases and to allow for better research-policy interactions that will accelerate translational research.
Abstracts are invited and registration is now open Further details are available on the IMRP website here

  4th International NIV Symposium                                 18 - 20 April 2018 
The Grand, Brighton, UK
Following the success of the 3rd International Symposium on Neglected Influenza Viruses (Georgia, USA) this conference will retain the format. It aims to explore the latest surveillance data, vaccination and control strategies, diagnostic techniques, experimental research data and epi­demiological and economic impact studies relating to swine, equine, canine and other non-human/non-avian influenza viruses.
Abstract submission is now open - visit the website here

  ISIRV School of Respiratory Viruses  - Beirut                    7 - 11 May 2018  
 An ISIRV School is now planned for the Middle East. It will be hosted by the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. The proposed programme includes an appropriate focus on MERS-CoV in addition to the influenza virus and further details will be available shortly on the website.

  Symposium: The Centenary of the 1918-19 Pandemic    24 - 26 June 2018 
New Francis Crick Institute, London
Plans are underway to organise, in conjunction with the Francis Crick Institute, a symposium to mark the centenary of the 1918-19 pandemic. Details are now available here

 11th International RSV Symposium                                 3 - 7 October 2018  
Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC, USA
The Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Society is holding their 11th International RSV Symposium in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina.This is the premier global conference for RSV researchers in academia and industry, hosting scientists, students, non-profits, regulators, sponsors and industry. Further details will be made available in the coming months.
 1st ISIRV International Influenza Vaccine Meeting    18 - 20 October 2018  
Immunological Assays and Correlates of Protection for Next Generation Influenza Vaccines Siena, Italy
This conference will address new immunological assays and immune correlates of protection needed to estimate the immunogenicity and protective efficacy of next generation influenza vaccines currently being developed.

 2nd Epidemiology Group Conference                                           Date  TBC  
The next Epidemiology Group conference is planned to take place at the new ECDC facilities in Stockholm. This is an interdisciplinary meeting bringing together epidemiologists, clinical researchers, as well as experts in public health, risk analysis, big data and global health. The focus will be on severe disease presentations with influenza and other respiratory viral infections. Further details will be available shortly.
OPTIONS X  -  Singapore                    28 August - 1 September 2019 
Planning is well underway for the 10th edition of the Options for the Control of Influenza conference in Singapore. This is ISIRV's premier event and remains the largest international conference exclusively dedicated to influenza prevention, control and treatment, including seasonal flu and pandemic preparedness.

  News                 
Influenza Vaccine
The recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2016-2017 northern hemisphere influenza season can be found here
Zoonotic Influenza  
The update 'Antigenic and genetic characteristics of zoonotic influenza viruses and development of candidate vaccine viruses for pandemic preparedness' is here.

MERS-CoV Information and links to other sources of information on this evolving situation is available in the news section


  Other Events     
6th meeting of the African Network for Influenza Surveillance and Epidemiology (ANISE 2017) Antananarivo, Madagascar  - new dates 19-21 March 2018
We expect this meeting will bring virologists, public health specialists and epidemiologists, not only from mainland Africa, but also from the Islands of the Indian Ocean and from other parts of the world (USA, Europe, New Caledonia). For updates, visit the meeting website

  Members' Resources  
IRV Journal
The ISIRV Journal, Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses, is now published in an online only format. No printed issue will be produced but authors will still be able to order offprints of their own articles.ISIRV members will receive a 10% discount for articles submitted. Contact membership@isirv.org for the code.